February 24, 2001
Barry Faulkner Corona del Mar High senior Kristin McCoy, who helped the Sea Kings win five of their last six Pacific Coast League games to earn a tie for second place, has been named Co-Most Valuable Player by the circuit's coaches. McCoy, who shared MVP honors last season with Estancia senior Lauren Cassity, is joined as MVP this season by University senior center Kirsten von Tungeln. Also earning first-team recognition are Costa Mesa senior Nancy Hatsushi, Estancia senior Lisa Hirata, CdM sophomore Jackie McCoy and Estancia freshman Trisha Wase.
December 5, 2000
FULLERTON - Corona del Mar High's girls basketball team logged its second straight victory Monday night, taking Santa Ana Valley apart in the fourth quarter to post a 53-42 decision in the first round of the Troy Tournament. The victory sends Coach Elbert Davis' quintet (2-0) into a 6:30 duel with La Habra tonight at the same site, Troy High. Kelly Luu came off the bench to light a fire, and combined with the defensive play of Andrea Gruber, Corona del Mar ran off a 23-6 run in the fourth quarter to overcome a 36-30 deficit through three quarters.
January 9, 2002
CORONA DEL MAR - Corona del Mar junior Kelliann Klein scored 21 points to guide a balanced attack past visiting Laguna Beach, 66-24, in a Pacific Coast League opener Tuesday. The senior backcourt duo of Courtney Kawata (13 points) and Andrea Gruber (10) also contributed for CdM (6-10, 1-0 in the PCL). Gruber also added seven steals and five assists. The Sea Kings will resume play Thursday at 7 p.m., visiting Newport-Mesa District rival Estancia. GIRLS PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE Corona del Mar 66, Laguna Beach 24 Laguna Beach 3 9 7 5 - 24 Corona del Mar 18 14 16 19 - 66 LB - Nestere 2, Reid 4, Jones 3, Gallagher 8, Sexeton 3, Shamy 4. 3-pt.
January 6, 2002
GARDEN GROVE - Corona del Mar High sophomore forward Madison Otterbein scored a game-high 16 points and added a team-leading six rebounds as CdM's girls basketball team defeated Rancho Alamitos, 67-25, to capture seventh place Saturday in the Cavalier Classic at Santiago High. The Sea Kings (5-10), also led by senior point guard Andrea Gruber (eight assists), outscored the Vaqueros in the first quarter, 15-9, then built a 37-13 halftime lead. "We finally got the ball down low and it shows with Madison," CdM Coach Elbert Davis said.
March 2, 2002
Starter Alissa Zoelle and Amy Tyson combined to pitch a three-hitter to lead Corona del Mar High to a 10-3 nonleague softball victory over visiting La Quinta Friday in the Sea Kings' season opener. CdM trailed 2-1 going into the fourth inning, but came up with four runs to pull away for good. Amy Tyson tripled, Andrea Gruber hit two doubles and Heather Lohrman had one to lead the Sea Kings (1-0) offensively. Jenna Martine went the distance for La Quinta, giving up nine hits.
April 27, 2001
CORONA DEL MAR - The Corona del Mar High softball team rallied with two runs in the seventh inning to pull out a 5-4 Pacific Coast League victory over visiting Laguna Beach Thursday. Despite pain in her right elbow, Sea Kings sophomore Alissa Zoelle pounded the game-tying RBI single, that brought in freshman Katrina Redelsheimer, who walked. CdM sophomore Meaghan Bunney came up with a sacrifice fly, earning the game-winning RBI when pitcher Mijanou Pham crossed home plate.
April 1, 2000
Barry Faulkner Corona del Mar High junior Kristin McCoy, who led her girls basketball team from the Sea View League cellar to the Pacific Coast League penthouse, is the Daily Pilot Pacific Coast League Player of the Year. McCoy, a 5-foot-7 forward, averaged 13.6 points in eight league games, leading CdM to a 7-1 record and its first league championship in recent memory. Repeat selections on the first team are Costa Mesa seniors Autumn Smith and Jenny Earnest.
March 10, 2000
Joseph Boo CORONA DEL MAR - Softball is back at Corona del Mar High. After a less-than-stellar existence in the Sea View League, the Sea Kings' softball team returns after a two-year break and finds itself in the Pacific Coast League with a whole new group of players and a new coach in Terry Christiano. When a group of students asked Christiano about reviving the Sea Kings' softball program, he told them if they could get 12 players, they could field a varsity team.
December 3, 1999
Barry Faulkner NEWPORT BEACH -- After Corona del Mar High girls athletic teams captured three Pacific Coast League championships, one CIF Southern Section title and one CIF State crown this fall, Coach Albert Davis hopes his basketball team isn't a black sheep with the orange ball. "All the other teams here have been having success and we want a piece of the action," said Davis, who enters his third year with a new lease and, more importantly, a new league.